This year's event will be taking place on this Friday, October 2, 2009 in New York City. Today, it was announced that New Yorker Lady Gaga, will be named this year's "Rising Star". Lady Gaga has been making a splash lately from being named the third artist ever in history to have three No. 1 singles on the Top 40 Airplay chart to her wild outfits she wore to the 2009 MTV VMAs.
As said in today's Billboard.biz article, Lady Gaga is "one of those rare examples of a truly unique artist with mass appeal," says Bill Werde, editorial director of Billboard. "She has established herself as one of today's top songwriters, and the whole world is waiting to see what her next outrageous but brilliant move or style will be. It is that ongoing anticipation, combined with her success that makes her a rising star."
To read the article, take a look here and check it out.
Here is Lady Gaga's performance at the 2009 MTV VMAs: